Stir-fried beef with carrots, onions and long beans with just a touch of heat.
Slice the flank or tenderloin into thin, bite-sized pieces and place into a bowl.
Mince the ginger and garlic. Add to the beef along with the soy, rice wine, salt, pepper, sugar and cornstarch. Stir to evenly combine. Add the sesame oil and stir again. Cover and set aside.
To prepare the carrots, peel and cut into enough batonnets to measure 1 1/2 cups (refer to the drill-down on Size of Knife Cuts for more information).
Slice the onions and cut the long beans into 2" -inch pieces. *Note: Chinese long beans are also referred to as “snake beans”. If you cannot find these, you can substitute with green beans.
Shred the green onions and cut into 2" -inch pieces. Snip the tail end of the dried chili to split it partially in half. Set everything aside.
To prepare the sauce, combine the ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
To stir-fry the dish, line the ingredients up in the proper cooking order. Heat a wok over high heat. Once hot, cook the stir-fry according to the basic steps in the lesson. Keep in mind that vegetables should be added in the correct order so that they are all done at the same time.
Cook beef — remove from wok — add dried chilies — add onions — add carrots — add long beans — return beef to wok — add enough sauce just to coat. Any leftover sauce can be stored for the next stir-fry. Sprinkle with shredded onions. Serve immediately with sambal oelek, if desired.